Steve Von Till announces ‘A Deep Voiceless Wilderness’ ambient LP & spoken word release

Steve Von Till has announced the release of A Deep Voiceless Wilderness ambient album and also a spoken word release titled Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems, both out on April 30th via Neurot Recordings.

For Von Till, A Deep Voiceless Wilderness is about surrendering to the spirit of place—and to the original intent behind his 2020 solo album, No Wilderness Deep Enough. That album marked a significant first for Von Till: It was his first solo record without a guitar in hand. Instead, Von Till intoned powerful and thought-provoking lyrics over piano, cello, mellotron and analog synthesizers. A Deep Voiceless Wilderness is that same album without Von Till’s words. “This is how I originally heard this piece of music,” he says. “Without the voice as an anchor or earthbound narrative, these pieces have a broader wingspan. They become something else entirely and unfold in a more expansive way. The depth of the synths, juxtaposed with the strings and French horn, have space to develop and allow the listener to imagine their own story.

It was also unveiled a new single taken from the new album. Listen to “The Emptiness Swallows Us All” below:

A Deep Voiceless Wilderness artwork & tracklist:

1. Called From the Wind
2. We’ll Always Have the Sea
3. The Emptiness Swallows Us All
4. Shelter in Surrender
5. Nightshade High Country
6. The Spiraling Away

Also a first for Von Till was Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems and Collected Lyrics, his first book of poetry and it will be published by the University of South Dakota’s AstrophilPress. For 2021, Von Till has reimagined Harvestman in a new format, delivering an intimate and captivating reading of the collection with sound enhancements. “Being a constant sound-seeker, I thought it would be more interesting to have some textures and treatments to break up the intimate voice recordings,” Von Till says of his decision to add some atmosphere to the spoken-word version of Harvestman. “The background sounds used on some of the tracks were pieces related to No Wilderness Deep Enough that were either not used or repurposed to interweave further connections between my artistic output at this time of my life.”

Harvestman: 23 Untitled Poems artwork & tracklist:


Photo credit: James Rexroad
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